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Cable Ski Cairns

Lot 5 Captain Cook Highway, Smithfield, Queensland 4878, Australia
(07) 4038 1304
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Ranked #3 of 5 Attractions in Smithfield
Type: Sports Complexes, Sports
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Owner description: This is a unique cable-driven water skiing park that my son tried twice during our recent vacation. It's mostly used by locals, but is open to anyone and they treated us fine, so I'd like to review it. It's a good spot for active teens and older kids who want to do things rather than sightsee.
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English first
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Cable Ski Cairns is a great place to go if you want to go skiing or wake boarding but don't have the equipment or boat to do it. Quite cheap actually for the amount of time you spend on the boards! Great fun and everyone can do it!!!! Love Cable ski can't wait to go again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Have been here a couple of times now and it so much fun. Staff is always nice and really laidback. Love it!

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Wallaville
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This is the most amazing experience. We loved every bit of it. Great price and so much to see and do. Takes you up to Kuranda. So much flexibility with the time of travel. GREAT!!!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

Ask any local, with or without kids and they'll say, so expensive. I'm sure it's great for the tourists but they don't really cater for us locals too well. Should offer local discounts, think they'd need another Lake if they did!!

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cableski, Manager at Cable Ski Cairns, responded to this review

Thanks for your review David. Our attraction has always offered local's specials, including memberships deals focused on our local clientele - memberships work out to be from $4 per day. Our prices have been the same since opening 10 years ago, as we value the support and loyalty of locals very much. More

Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This place is awesome. After having a really hard time with skiing behind a boat, I was really apprehensive to try knee and wake boarding. However, the staff were so great and helpful, I was able to get up on my first try and hey helped me to improve every time. 2 hours is plenty especially if you are not... More

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Tennant Creek, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Having not done any water skiing or the like for over 20 years, I found the cable ski exciting. The attendant gave helpful tips when I fell off and I soon found my balance and had a wonderful time.

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

This is a must do in cairns for the teenaged children! Also great for adventurous parents. With a great price it is a must do in Cairns

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Brisbane, Australia
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8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Great attraction! two teen daughters wanted to learn wake boarding after a few tries behind family boat. Staff were very friendly and very helpful with how to improve. We went for 1 hour session and left very happy, much improved skills, but tired and sore as not that fit. Seemed that local "experts" came after work at about 5pm for... More

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Cairns, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I started wake boarding here about 3 months ago and the staff have been very helpful and friendly throughout. It took me ages to stand on the wake board and the staff were always encouraging and gave great advice. Very good value for money and a must do if visiting Cairns!

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Ballan
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60 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

My husband and two sons (aged 13 and 10) gave it a go for an hour, which is not long enough especially if it is your first time. They had a ball but the youngest kept coming off on the first turn, which meant a long walk back to the start. The operator was full of advise and support for... More

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